Health

Experts Say You Should Ask Your Doctor These 7 Questions About Sleep During A Checkup

ByJordan Bissell
Talking to people whom you believe are in positions of authority can be intimidating. Whether it's a mentor at school or even the optometrist, I'm personally trying to become more confident about asking questions of these professionals. For…

Let Yourself Be Bored Sometimes, Because Experts Say It's Good For You In These 4 Ways

ByGeorgina Berbari
When was the last time you felt bored? Actually, let me rephrase that: When was the last time you were bored and didn't feel guilty about it, like you should be doing something "more productive" with your time? Better yet, have you ever just let…

The 1 Thing You Should Let Go Of If You're Stressed About Seeing Family For The Holidays

ByAnnakeara Stinson
You know the music that comes on in a horror movie when a murderous sewage monster is about to jump out of a bush? Well, that's what I hear in my head whenever I think about the holiday season. Yes, friends, the stress I associate with the last two…

Try To Eat These 4 Foods During Thanksgiving If You Don't Wanna Pass Out After The Meal

ByJordan Bissell
When I was growing up, we did things a little differently on Thanksgiving. Since my mom's from Cuba, she decided to put her own spin on the classic turkey and stuffing combo by filling the inside of the meat with black beans and rice instead of…

New Research Says Working This Habit Into Your Routine Might Motivate You To Exercise

ByGeorgina Berbari
I've always found it kind of strange how exercise is often considered something that requires a ton of discipline. Hear me out: If you start doing something that makes you feel incredible, wouldn't you naturally want to keep doing it, rather than…

Science Says This One Food Can Bring You Back To Life When You're Stuck In A Food Coma

ByGeorgina Berbari
Food coma season is upon us, people, so dig out your flowiest shirts and prepare yourself. I'm technically talking about Thanksgiving — but same difference, right? Real talk, though: As wonderful as sharing a delicious feast with your friends and…

New Research Says These Dogs Bark The Most, So If Yours Is On The List, Here's What To Do

ByJordan Bissell
As my late childhood dog S'mores approached old lady status, she became more than a little protective over my family's house. She had a little bed by one of the front windows, so any time anything crossed her field of vision, she would be on high…

Hilary Duff Made A Smoothie With Her Placenta After Giving Birth, So Uh, There's That

ByJordan Bissell
I'll get right to it: '90s TV star and pop queen Hilary Duff did something pretty surprising after giving birth to her adorable daughter, Banks Violet Bair. She saved her placenta after she gave birth, blended it with a few other ingredients, and…

This Yoga Routine Is Exactly What You Need To Conquer Holiday Stress Like A Boss

ByGeorgina Berbari
As wonderful as the holidays are, they can also be a pretty stressful time of year, to say the least. Between gift shopping, gift giving, and seeing family you may or may not be super fond of, the most wonderful time of the year can also sometimes…

Experts Get Real About Whether Blue Light Glasses Are Actually Worth Trying

ByJordan Bissell
I love technology as much as any other millennial, but I have definitely been experiencing some eye strain lately. If I'm not writing on my computer for work, I'm drafting documents for grad school or watching one too many YouTube videos in the…

4 Totally Normal Things That Happen When You Get Tested For STDs, So You're Not Surprised

ByChristy Piña
Going in for STD testing can be really scary if you've never done it before, but there's nothing actually scary about getting tested. It is such an important part of maintaining your regular sexual health, because ignorance isn't bliss when it comes…

The 4 Thanksgiving Foods Most Likely To Make You Feel Anxious, According To Experts

ByJulia Guerra
Holiday season is fast approaching, and as thrilled as I am to see the festive Starbucks cups, Hallmark Christmas movie marathons, and all things pumpkin and peppermint flavored, my blood pressure is through the roof. Not to put a damper on the most…

The Pink Tax Makes Your Period Products Expensive AF, But This State Just Got Rid Of It

ByAnnakeara Stinson
If you menstruate, then I'm willing to bet you've been annoyed by the price of period products at some point because, come on, paying $8 for a tiny box of emergency tampons at a gas station is freaking absurd. However, I have some good news: In a…

There's A Really Easy Way To Boost Your Mood On A Bad Day, According To Science

ByJordan Bissell
I have a Spotify playlist for just about every mood I experience, and music in general really is a lifesaver for me. Whether I'm looking for something to pump me up, calm me down, or just help me get out a good cry ("When She Loved Me" from Toy…

Science Says Being A Morning Person May Boost Your Long-Term Health In This One Big Way

ByAnnakeara Stinson
If you need another reason to start waking up with the birds, so to speak, I've got a great one for you. Seriously, the health benefits of being a morning person go way beyond having time to make a fancy breakfast smoothie before work, or getting on…

Experts Reveal How To Remove A Menstrual Cup Without Hating The Entire Process

ByJulia Guerra
There are so many components that factor into that time of the month that it can sometimes be enough to make your head spin. First, there’s dealing with the fact that you’re literally bleeding out of your uterus, not to mention figuring out how to…

Sitting All Day Isn't As Bad As People Make It Out To Be, According To A New Study

ByGeorgina Berbari
Sitting gets a seriously bad rap. At this point, I'm sure you've seen some of the articles that suggest "sitting is the new smoking," which basically equate a primarily chair-ridden lifestyle with a nasty nicotine habit. Understandably, these…

Heads Up: Your Favorite Confetti Cake Mix Is Being Recalled, So Check Your Cabinet

ByAnnakeara Stinson
When you think of confetti cake, what comes to mind? For me, it's balloons, presents, pure joy, and a Lion King themed birthday party where I once ate so much confetti cake that it almost (almost) became confetti cake soup. What I'm trying to say…

America Ferrara Has Such An Inspiring Perspective On What Eating Healthy Really Means

ByGeorgina Berbari
Imagine your views on food and healthy eating had nothing to do with dieting or restriction. Like, what if you simply tuned into your body's cues and focused on how foods make you feel rather than how they make you look? America Ferrara's thoughts…

Here's What Your Lunch Order Reveals About Your Personality, In Case You're Curious

ByGeorgina Berbari
Who agrees with me that the best part of the work day is lunchtime? From comforting, hearty soups to crisp, nourishing salads to deliciously filling sandwiches, the options are endless when it comes time to take a break and grab a bite. Have you…